Dr. Indranill Basu Ray | MBBS, MD(Med), DNB (Card), DSc, FACP, FACC is a Cardiologist trained in one of the newer subspecialties called Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. This is one of the youngest subspecialties of cardiology and has around a hundred trained physicians worldwide or even less with the majority being in the United States of America. Dr. Basu-Ray performs complex ablations for Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia. He also implants Pacemakers, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs), and Cardiac Resynchronization Devices, including state-of-the-art recently devised devices like Leadless Pacemakers, Subcutaneous ICDs and Cardiac Modulation Therapy devices. In addition, he has conducted lectures & workshops on the latest interventional ablation techniques at academic institutions in the US and India. He was a faculty guide at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT’s) LinQ program in Boston helping scientists and researchers develop newer technologies for cardiovascular disease therapy.

He is a staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist and the present Director of Cardiovascular Research at the Memphis Veterans Medical Center in Memphis, TN, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA. He is the Chairman of the interdepartmental Cardiac Resuscitation Council, determines policies, and does education and research on cardiac resuscitation for all physicians. He is also a Visiting Professor of Cardiology and the Head of Integrative Cardiology at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. He has been a former faculty at multiple distinguished schools, including the Harvard Medical School and Tulane University. Dr. Basu Ray is on the editorial team of numerous cardiovascular journals. He is also the Editor of a popular book in Cardiology with over forty authors contributing to it from all over the world.

Dr. Basu-Ray has been meditating since the age of six. He has learned Kriya Yoga from multiple Himalayan gurus. He is also trained in vipassana. He was initiated by Swami Hariharananda Giri, the brother disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda of the “Autobiography of a Yogi” fame. He is also one of the cardiologists who wrote the American Heart Association’s scientific statement on using meditation to treat cardiovascular diseases. He is the founder and President of the American Academy for Yoga in Medicine, an organization of physicians, scientists, and researchers who work on scientific validation of yoga as a integrative therapy. AAYM has held international conferences worldwide where the world’s top authorities presented the latest research in the field of yoga as medicine. He was the program director of the “World’s first conference on the role of Meditation in Cardiovascular Diseases” held at AIIMS, Rishikesh. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the world’s first reference book written by over 75 physicians and researchers worldwide called “The Principle and Practice of Yoga in Cardiovascular Diseases,” published by Springer Nature. He also heads the Association of Physicians of India ad hoc Integrative Medicine Council created to foster development in the field. Dr. Basu Ray has delivered invited lectures worldwide on the role of Yoga and meditation in preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases. He also addressed the prestigious Indian Science Congress on Yoga and Cardiovascular Diseases’ latest research in early 2020. He was awarded a Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) by the world’s largest and oldest Yoga University- SVYASA, in Bengaluru, India.

As an eminent physician and public health expert, Dr. Basu-Ray has spearheaded public education to use Yoga to prevent COVID-19, Cardiac Arrest, and other cardiovascular diseases. He has been advising through multiple Indian and US TV channels on social isolation, meditation, and Yoga during lockdown to decrease anxiety and depression and increase immunity against viral infection. He has also been advising the media on the latest developments in the field of medicine and health. He has appeared on multiple television channels in this country and abroad, discussing Yoga as disease prevention. He writes blogs for numerous Indian and US Newspapers.